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Wenzel Jamnitzer - Platonic Solids, ‘’Perspectiva Corporum Regularium’’, 1568.

From Wenzel Jamnitzer’s Perspectiva Corporum Regularium published in 1568. The final chapter of this book is concerned with what could be described as polyhedral monuments: mazzocchio, cones, spheres… Many of these monuments could never be erected as structures. Some balance on a single vertex, others are connected only through vertices. Some just float in space. It are geometrical fantasies simply presented for what they are.